Tag: Stéphane Derenoncourt

Domaine de l’A: an “estate without limits”

When he’s not advising Bordeaux’s biggest names, winemaking consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt can be found tending Domaine de l’A, his 12-hectare home estate in Castillon.    In 1999, Stéphane Derenoncourt was on the hunt for a vineyard of his own. “My dream was to buy a first growth in St Emilion,” he recalls. “But the bankers […]

Checking in on Bordeaux 2020

The 2020 vintage is in barrel, and En Primeur season is fast approaching. While our team waits to taste the new vintage, we’ve asked some of our Bordelais friends for their insights. Ch. Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan “It’s a vintage of conviction,” says Guillaume Pouthier, Director at the Pessac-Léognan estate. “We had to adapt all […]

A masterclass with Domaine de l’A

At an intimate tasting with Côtes du Castillon producer Domaine de l’A, we unearth hidden treasures from this often-overlooked region of Bordeaux – one that garners attention for its approachable pricing and continual innovation. Alice Brandon from our Fine Wine team reports Within the rich history of Bordeaux, the Côtes de Castillon has often been […]

Understanding Bordeaux 2016

After a day spent sipping and spitting on the Right Bank, Will Lyons analyses the vintage conditions and their effect on how the Bordeaux 2016 wines taste Stéphane Derenoncourt – the plain-speaking, international wine consultant whose advice and technical know-how is sought after from Napa to Margaux – describes the 2016 growing season as “a […]